Who is Kimberly Woodruff?
Kimberly Woodruff was born on 23 September 1970, in California, USA, and is best known for being the wife of Ice Cube. Her husband is an actor, rapper, writer, director, and producer. He rose to fame as a part of the group NWA which he served as a performer and primary songwriter.
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The Net Worth of Kimberly Woodruff
Kimberly Woodruff has a net worth is estimated at close to $1 million, although the source of her wealth is undisclosed, but she probably benefits from the success of her husband.
Ice Cube and his wife of over 20 years Kimberly Woodruff ! NICE
Ice Cube has a net worth estimated to be over $160 million, being one of the most prominent personalities in the entertainment industry. The couple owns a home in California valued at around $7.5 million.
Life and Family
Kimberly grew up in California, and was raised primarily by her parents who owned a business in the area selling clothes. After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at the Phoenix Institute of Technology located in Arizona. It was during this time that she met O’Shea Jackson who would later become Ice Cube.
At the time, he was studying for a career as an architectural draftsman, just in case his rap aspirations didn’t turn out the way he wanted.
When the couple first met, he showed a lot of interest in her, but she didn’t reciprocate as she was in a relationship then. It wasn’t until six months later that the two began dating when she became single. The two dated for two years before becoming engaged, and they married in 1992.
They have four children together, and she has mainly been raising the family while supporting her husband in the background, but the couple has been seen at red carpet events together.
Husband –Ice Cube
Ice Cube grew up in Los Angeles, the son of a groundskeeper and a hospital clerk. He had two siblings, one of whom was murdered when Ice Cube was just 12 years old. He had relatives who would pursue careers in the music industry and he developed a love for hip hop music at a young age, and started writing songs while attending George Washington Preparatory High School.
He got his stage name from his older brother who used the words to threaten him.
At the age of 16 he sold his first song to Eazy-E, who would become his future partner in NWA. He completed a one-year diploma, and then returned to Los Angeles to pursue a rap career full-time. He formed the group CIA- or Cru’ In Action! – and started by performing at parties, eventually getting an invite from Dr. Dre, who saw potential in him working as a writer. He continued rapping while working as a writer, often doing parodies of other artists.
He released his first single with the group CIA called “My Posse”, which led to the creation of the group NWA, which consisted of himself, Eazy-E, DJ Yella, MC Ren, and Dr. Dre.
NWA and Solo Career
Ice Cube was the only member of NWA who was not originally from Compton, but his song-writing-skills made him essential to the group. He wrote lyrics to both “Straight Outta Compton” and the album “Eazy-Duz-It” by Eazy-E, but wasn’t paid well enough, nor considered by the others an official member of the NWA.
This led to him leaving the group and filing a private lawsuit against manager Jerry Heller.
Despite leaving early, he became one of the founding artists of what would be known as gangsta rap, as NWA flirted on the lines of what was acceptable to the mainstream public in terms of lyrics and images. He believed that the music also reflected what was being shown on the news.
He had a successful solo career, releasing albums such as “AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted” and “Death Certificate” which achieved platinum certification. He gained a lot of acclaim for his storytelling and song lyrics, which often contained commentary on the socio-political standing of the country. He is now listed as one of the best rappers of all time.
After his solo career, he transitioned into acting, and has appeared in numerous films since, mostly in support roles. Some of his projects include “Boyz n the Hood”, “Ride Along”, and “XXX”. He is also the producer of “Straight Outta Compton”.
Woodruff and Ice Cube have been married since 1992. Media has shown concern for her husband’s influence towards their children, especially with how he rose to fame using language that wouldn’t be acceptable in most circles. She and Ice Cube prioritize teaching their children about respect and self-respect. They have no control over their language but they should be appropriate when it comes to adults. Her husband has changed religions several times during his life, and it is not known if she shares the same sentiments – he was previously Islamic, but later stated that he takes values from Buddhism and Christianity.